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OBJECTIVE This article aims to review all relevant genetic polymorphism studies that may contribute to the pathogenesis of sepsis with emphasis on polymorphisms of the innate immunity, pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, and coagulation mediators. DATA SOURCE Published articles reporting on studies of associations between genetic polymorphisms, sepsis,(More)
The aim of this study was to characterize the molecular epidemiology of invasive and non-invasive group A streptococcus (GAS) infections in children from 1997 through 2004 in southern Taiwan. A collection of 32 invasive and 150 non-invasive isolates were recruited for analysis. emm1 (34.4%) and emm12 (40.0%) predominated in the invasive and non-invasive(More)
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